Ahead of the protests, authorities blocked roads in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and different cities
October 22, 2021
Members of various Opposition events took to the streets on Friday to protest the rising inflation within the nation, Geo News reported.
Demonstrations began throughout the nation, together with main cities like Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi after the decision to protest was given by the Opposition.
Ahead of the protests, the federal government blocked roads in Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi and took further measures to brace for separate protests by a banned outfit and Opposition events.
According to the report, protesters chanted anti-government slogans and demanded an finish to the rising inflation. Traffic on the Quetta-Chaman freeway remained suspended for a number of hours because of the rally.
In Karachi, the demonstration began near the Empress Market space, as a result of which the encircling roads needed to be sealed.
In Lahore, PML-N members staged a protest in opposition to inflation on the Jain Mandir Chowk whereas carrying utility payments and items of rotis (bread) of their arms. Akin to that, celebration members in Muzaffargarh began a protest rally from Central Jamia Masjid to Qanwan Chowk. Members of the Jamaat-e-Islami additionally staged a protest in entrance of the Muzaffargarh Press Club throughout which they chanted slogans in opposition to inflation.
PML-N’s Qari Saifullah Saifi led the protest in Murree. When protesters reached the town’s Mall Road, many vacationers additionally joined in.
In Mardan, protesters began gathering on the metropolis’s Kachehri Chowk, whereas in Gilgit, members of PML-N, in addition to JUI, participated within the protest rally at Ittihad Chowk.
A day earlier, the Ministry of Interior had written to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to droop web companies in numerous areas of Lahore as a result of a banned outfit’s protest.
The provincial authorities subsequently suspended web companies round Multan Road, Grand Battery Stop, Iqbal Town, Nawankot, Samanabad and Sabzazar areas of Lahore.
Containers have additionally been positioned at numerous factors in Lahore, such because the Samanabad flip at Multan Road and on the Grid Station Stop. Containers have additionally been positioned on the Dubai Chowk in Iqbal Town’s Boulevard space to thwart protesters’ makes an attempt at assembling.
Meanwhile, Islamabad Traffic Police have additionally issued a site visitors plan (learn under) as the town braces to take care of protests at this time.
Metro Bus service suspended in Rawalpindi
Stringent safety measures have been taken in Rawalpindi, the place authorities have suspended the Metro Bus service and blocked its surrounding roads.
Authorities have additionally blocked a number of roads within the metropolis’s internal areas. Containers have been positioned on the Sixth Road resulting in the Faizabad space whereas the Faizabad Ojri Camp street has additionally been sealed off.
The metropolis’s administration has stated that the Metro Bus will solely function from the IJP Road Stop to the Pakistan Secretariat whereas it can stay suspended from Saddar to Faizabad.
Islamabad Traffic Police releases site visitors plan forward of protest
The Islamabad administration has beefed up safety measures to take care of the banned outfit’s supposed lengthy march to the town. The metropolis’s site visitors police have referred to as on residents to make use of ninth Avenue and for individuals who wish to travel to Rawalpindi from Faizabad, to make use of the IJP Road.
“Faizul Islam Stop at the Murree Road has been closed for traffic,” stated an ICT spokesperson. “Those who intend to travel from Islamabad to the Murree Road should instead take the Islamabad Highway.”
The Jinnah Avenue street from Express Chowk to D-Chowk has been sealed, stated the spokesperson, including that residents ought to use NADRA Chowk and Ayub Chowk to enter and exit the town’s Red Zone space.
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